Walk on the Wild Side

Hike down to Cedar Falls at Petit Jean State Park
Hike down to Cedar Falls, Petit Jean

You can hike for miles and miles through the River Valley region, encompassing major portions of the Ouachita National Forest and Ozark National Forest. Nearly 40 miles of the spectacular Ouachita National Recreation Trail ramble through Perry County. While northern Johnson County boasts a 34-mile leg of the Ozark National Recreation Trail. Each of the three peaks feature hardy trails, too—such as the Cedar Falls Trail and Seven Hollows Trail at Petit Jean State Park; the Cove Lake Trail System on Mount Magazine; and the Rim Trail atop Mount Nebo. Russellville hosts the popular Bona Dea Trails and wildlife sanctuary.